This week’s Hometown Hero, presented by Hendrick Southpoint, is Julie Byerley, the Vice Dean for Education and Chief Education Officer for the UNC School of Medicine.

Per the UNC School of Medicine’s official website, Dr. Byerley is responsible for the curriculum and programs for medical students, including student admissions, assessments, meeting accreditation standards and oversight of student affairs.

UNC’s primary care program was recently named the No. 1 program in the country per the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings.

We’ve been working really hard to improve our programs in primary care and make sure that we genuinely have earned that number one ranking, and I believe we have.